Minnesota should make the playoffs anyhow, though I've got to think that one of Setoguchi/Bouchard may be moved for cap reasons. They'll also likely be adding Granlund to their lineup and Coyle before long.
They won't be real contenders until their top 4D are better overall but they wanted to make a splash and they certainly have.
I don't see why attempting to resign Semin is such a dangerous move.
Now that we have a proper 2C. Does Semin really want to live in Detroit?
I'm sure he will command less than 7 million. We can afford him for 5 years at 6.8 million given the Parise deal was 13 years at 7.5. Semin's nearly as good and he's young enough. 5 years isn't a big deal, and we can resign Rib next year.